Posts Tagged: Southwest Chief

Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

Kansas City, a Great American Sports City

With October baseball in full swing we thought now would be the perfect time to show off the sporty side of Kansas City. Let's be serious, we’re kind of on the Kansas City Royals bandwagon like everyone else. But in our defense, the last time they were relevant Bo Jackson wore a baby blue uniform. To get the local sports ...

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Watch! Meet Real Amtrak Travelers

Remember the last person who sat next to you on a flight? Yeah, we didn't think so. The train is different. For Amtrak travelers it's a true community. Whether you're traveling across the country or to the next town over, train travel brings out the inquisitive nature in everyone. In fact, this couple met on an Amtrak train and eventually got married! ...

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Ride the Rails then the Rides

Ride the Rails then the Rides

Beaches are great and so are music festivals, but if you’re a thrill seeker you may want to kick it up a notch. Lucky for you, we can take you to some of the best amusement parks in the country. If you love riding in the front car and screaming at the top of your lungs, we have the Amtrak adventure ...

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Breathtaking Views Ahead, Scout’s Honor

Breathtaking Views Ahead, Scout’s Honor

There are 15 long distance routes that crisscross the country connecting our riders to more than 500 destinations. One of those routes, the Southwest Chief, runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. The Chief offers views of the mighty Mississippi, wheat fields and ranches and carves through canyon passages only a few feet wider than the train itself. If you are ...

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We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

We’re Taking You to Beer Camp

For all you 21-and-over Amtrak riders, get ready to clink those glasses: It’s suds season! To celebrate, Sierra Nevada is hosting seven pop-up beer festivals across the country called Beer Camp -- which, if you ask us, is the best thing to happen since real summer camp. Snag a ticket to one (or all!) of these boozy spots and taste ...

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PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

PHOTOS: Absolute Best Summer Vacation Spots

Bring on the sun! And get pumped for awesome warm-weather trips with great Amtrak deals. Summer vacation is right around the corner, so it's time to start planning. We’ve laid out four perfect places to travel during this sizzle-season. Grand Canyon, Ariz. Grand in every way possible, this natural wonder is just an Amtrak trip away. From its huge size (it's more than a million ...

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The Southwest Chief: Video Tour of an Overnight Train

Travel blogger Kelley Ferro recently trained on one of our awesome overnight trains. Check out her video tour above of the epic Southwest Chief which connects Chicago and Los Angeles! If you don't know anything about the Southwest Chief, it's one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. In fact, it's an overnight train that crosses across the mighty Mississippi River, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains ...

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Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Kansas City ‘Embraces Trying Out Big Ideas’, Expert Says

Last year Matt Staub was brave enough to race an $80,000 Jaguar against our Southwest Chief. It was the ultimate face-off with Matt enjoying the race from the luxury of one of our comfy long-distance roomettes. To say he keeps Kansas City "Team Train" (he even had the support of elected officials!) would be an understatement. So we caught up ...

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Birthday Boy Builds Tradition of Travel

Birthday Boy Builds Tradition of Travel

Hold the cake, candles and ice cream. Jake likes to celebrate his birthday out on the open rails. "When I looked at the map, no matter where I wanted to go for my birthday, Amtrak was the way to go," he says. "It grew from there. That combined with Amtrak [Guest] Rewards points; I thought, 'I should make a habit ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This edition of Photo of the Week is brought to you by Nick who captured this warm and sunny pic while onboard our Southwest Chief, that runs between LA and Chicago. The Southwest Chief is one of Amtrak's long-distance trains. It travels across the mighty Mississippi, through eight states and past wheat fields, mountains and even deserts. Some of the coolest parts about the trip ...

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5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

5 New Reasons to Explore Chicago

Take any of Amtrak's 11 trains that go to Chicago to see these five cool attractions! From either coast, we can help you experience all the Windy City has to offer. Plus our station even has its own Hollywood attraction to see. Check it out here! 1. Second City You like Tina Fey and Steve Carell, right? Well, then you'll love the ...

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Inside Our Bedroom Suites

Inside Our Bedroom Suites

You know how movies like Now & Then, The Sandlot or, say, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure make you want to hangout with your besties and set off for some high jinx? Well, in our completely unbiased opinion, we think the best thing to do with your friends is to enjoy a great train adventure! Wondering how exactly the sleeping ...

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Welcome to the Observation Car!

Welcome to the Observation Car!

There’s lots of reasons why trains are better than cars for long trips, but the observation car has to be one of the best. What’s that? Gasp! You don’t know what an observation car is? Let us school you … Our observation cars are part of our double-decker trains that run long distances mainly west of Chicago. What makes the ...

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Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

Five Sites for Top LA Attractions

It's the City of Angels, Kardashians and Lakers. And, lucky you, we can take you there on five different routes! If you're planning to visit Los Angeles this summer, there's tons of attractions you're going to want to see, including our very own iconic train station (check out the photo above!). It's been in movies like The Dark Knight, The Italian Job ...

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Photo of the Week!

Photo of the Week!

This week's Photo of the Week comes courtesy of Richard, who is tugging on our heartstrings with this artistic shot of two travelers onboard our Southwest Chief in New Mexico. If you're not shedding a single tear or humming "Lean on Me" after seeing this photo, we're questioning your judgement. The Southwest Chief, which travels the more than 2,000 miles between Chicago and LA, ...

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